Tai Pi Vai
Human figure with stylized face, flexed knees, hands resting on stomach. In the Marquesas Islands such large wooden figures (tiki), representing deified ancestors, were placed on stone platforms at ritual sites. This one was found near Tai Pi Vai (Herman Melville's "Typee") Valley.
Gift of William Pepper
Current & Past Exhibitions:
Loan Exhibition - Objects Used in Religious Ceremonies, and Charms and Implements For Divination (16 Apr 1892)
Polynesia Gallery (28 Jan 1982 - Jun 2010)
[Article] Hall, H. U. 1921. "Art of the Marquesas Islanders". The Museum Journal. Vol. XII (No. 4): pp. 252-292.
[Article] Davidson, Daniel S. The Oceanic Collections of the University Museum. The University Museum Bulletin. 12 (3-4) : Page/Fig./Plate: p. 90
[Article] Hall, H. U. 1921. "Wood Carvings of the Austral Islands". : Page/Fig./Plate: 91
[Book] Horne, Lee C. 1985. Introduction to the Collections of The University Museum.
: Page/Fig./Plate: 63, fig. 3
[Book] Greub, Suzanne. 2011. Gauguin Polynesia. 400. : Page/Fig./Plate: p. 276, Fig. 271
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